Caring for Your Lawn Sprinkler System: Have You Had Your Spring Startup Yet?

Spring is here and summer will soon be on its way, meaning it’s the season of lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems. No doubt your lawn has been showing signs of life for weeks now, so if you haven’t had your spring startup yet, we’d like to offer a few reasons to consider having one done by the professionals at Classic Lawnscape. For homeowners in St Paul, a lawn sprinkler system is an essential part of a thorough lawn care regimen. Like with any device, problems can arise with your irrigation systems and spring is a great time to have them checked out. And, did you know that May is National Home Improvement month? It’s the perfect time to give your lawn sprinkler system a little extra TLC!

lawn sprinkler system St PaulIf you have your lawn sprinkler system maintained professionally, then it is likely you had the system shut down for winter and purged of water. If not, the winter was cold enough to freeze underground irrigation systems if they were still full of water and not blown out. In this case, your lawn sprinkler system will likely require some repairs to get it running smoothly and efficiently again.

After a long winter, your irrigation system can be broken just by turning it on. Water hammer is when a rush of water flows into an empty pipe caused by a surge of air pressure. The result is burst fittings, producing geyser-like water eruptions on your lawn and it can even cause your system to fail.

A spring startup from Classic Lawnscape will properly turn your system back on and assess your lawn sprinkler system to avoid any problems. We will turn on the main water source and get it charged with water and at the same time perform any adjustments to the system’s head heights or spray patterns to allow for optimal plant growth throughout the season. We perform a variety of services as part of our spring startup including:

  • Water pressure testing
  • Check each sprinkler hear for proper operation and coverage
  • Adjust and clean sprinkler heads
  • Install batteries
  • Adjust and set controller
  • Charge system with water
  • And more

Next, we can then take a look at your rain sensor, if you have one, to make sure that is functioning properly and is detecting rain as it should. If it’s not, we can make sure that is replaced as well.

When you need maintenance on your lawn sprinkler system in St Paul, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or Request a Free Estimate.

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